Another week and another fantastic challenge from our moderators: Tina, Pattimoed, Amy and Leya. As this is a post of our own choice — I choose water. Having been a Royal Naval Officer for twenty years, my affinity for the blue wobbly stuff is quite high. On a sliding scale, the larger the body of water, the happier I get (so ocean = woohoo 🙌). I presently live away from the coast and always yearn to get back there. When travelling, I still get that feeling of excitement and anticipation from that first glimpse of the ocean as I did as a child. I’m never happier than walking along miles of beach with my wife; come sun, snow, and even horizontal rain (we live in Scotland after all).
Burns and Rivers
Sea and Ocean
The photos above are from Peterhead on the north-east coast of Scotland, where my wife and I lived for many years. Being a meteorologist, I love to see the weather in action, continually changing, and there is nowhere better to see this than at the coast. The north-east coast is more often than not windy, as you can see from my wife’s inflated jacket in the last pic (you can always tell when you are back in Peterhead because everyone walks at a forty-five-degree angle 😂).
The pictures below are from my favourite coastal place, Santa Monica Pier, California. The colours are always so vibrant and the people happy.
And finally! (wouldn’t be one of my posts if there wasn’t a last little ditty and attendant picture 😋). Onto my favourite water, whisky; being Scottish, I, of course, consider whisky to be the uisge-beatha (water of life). So, I raise a glass to our fantastic moderators, and all the Lens-Artists contributors — here’s to another great year; Slàinte Mhath (Pronounced Slanj-a-va).